Slow Cooker Barbecue Nachos

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Around this time of year, every year, I get sucked into the grand finale of football season: the Super Bowl. I’m one of those fans who ticks everyone off, paying no attention all year long, only to watch the last four games of the season and base my critical decision of who to root for on colors or mascots. But I have to admit, even I got caught up in the excitement of the game since Ray Lewis played his last home game, and the Baltimore Ravens have earned themselves a spot in the Super Bowl. (None of this would […]

Enchilada Pasta Skillet & a Le Creuset Skillet Giveaway

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To wrap up an amazing year at Pass the Sushi I have one more killer giveaway for you. There are some big changes in store for the blog next year, some large goals for 2013, and a lot more sass and fun. But that’s for a future post. For today, in this crazy busy week, I have a simple weeknight meal for you and a chance to win this gorgeous skillet. Since receiving my Le Creuset skillet, I think all of my other skillets have grown jealous and accumulated a thin layer of dust. I find myself keeping this bad boy ready […]

Weeknight Fettuccine with Sausage & Kale

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Early sunsets are not good for a darned thing. With the sun setting at like noon, I’ve been acting like an old woman. Just feed me, give me my pills, and put me to bed to the tune of Jeopardy. Ok, maybe not that bad, but it certainly feels like it. I never knew I was a summer person until this year. I don’t want to cook as much, go out as much, certainly can’t take as many pictures, or drive after dark. (See, little. old. lady.) The one thing cold dark nights are good for? Carbohydrates. Tons and tons of […]

Thin-Crust Skillet Pizza for Two

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Cooking for two is tough. Stupid tough. Everything is packaged either too big or too small. I feel like Goldilocks. Don’t get me wrong, we eat like champs around here and I’m not looking to make everything with tiny portions, but some nights we just need something for the two of us that doesn’t leave us dreading leftovers for the next few nights. Lately I have been trying to tie in a few more cooking for two recipes on the blog. Where I do love making big meals, these quick and easy date night dinners (and desserts) have been awesome. […]

One Skillet Dinner: Chicken Pad Thai

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The other day we found ourselves at a mountain bike store (go on, show me your surprised face) for gear that would keep us just a wee bit warmer with the recent temperature drops. We only purchased two things but our bill was just shy of $100.00. I would have never known bicycling was an expansive hobby. My lowest bill yet in a store was $50 or so I think. And that was just for tubes in the tires. (To be fair, they are fancy tubes that promise to not go flat, called tubeless… but you get my point). Between mountain biking, […]

Ham, Apple, and Cabbage Linguine & How to Chase Down Pranksters

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Remember the age old rule, always wear clean underwear? Yeah, here’s why.   If you are going to chase after kids that were stupid enough to throw eggs at houses at only 9pm, make sure that 1) you are wearing shoes and 2) a bra would be nice too. It’s hard to be mean with your arms folded across your chest, and not in a pissed off way but in a, ‘wow this is super indecent’ sort of way.Also, don’t let your boyfriend lock your barefoot and bra-less ass out of your house so when the cops stop by, you can’t even […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Penne with Sausage and Artichokes

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Guess what I got in the mail today? No, I did not inharent a fortune from my great aunt Edna who was also a Duchess in the old country. I got one of those fancy pictures of my car with an over priced bill attached. I am not ticked that I am writing the District of Columbia an exorbitant ticket, I am ticked because I have yet to get a legitimate ticket. This is the second time a fancy picture of my car has been sent to me. The first – We had adventured down some shady streets on the […]

Spring Gardens and Easy Chicken and Rice

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Do you ever have those ridiculously stupid conversations with your partner where you end up annoyed just because? They often go like this, “Hey Babe, can you do this for me?” “No, I’m busy.” “Whatcha’ doing?” “I don’t know.” …. Please tell me we are not alone… So I huff off before early morning lack of caffeine and irritation sets in then feel like an ass two hours later when I spot Handsome home early from work sectioning our an 8×10′ area of our yard for a new garden. The garden I have been talking about… The garden I mentioned in passing weeks ago. Who’s got […]

Whiskey-Glazed Pork Chops & Corn Chowder Mac n’ Cheese

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Did you know what you wanted to be when you were a kid? Did you have dreams of being a fireman or an astronaut? When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a marine biologist in the worst way. It wasn’t a ‘kind of sort of I’d like to do that someday’. I simply knew I wanted to be a marine biologist. I loved science of all sorts, but I have always been fascinated by the water. Even as a child, I thought it was really neat that we didn’t know all of the mysterious creatures that were hanging out […]

Skillet Beef Stroganoff

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  Change is in the air. Spring is right around the corner and with the forecast showing my days in the 60s – in February – Mother Nature and I may be in serious need of a heart to heart. I am all about warm weather. I love gardening, mountain biking, and a great breeze through the house. But this season she has taken things too far. I bough those clunky boots everyone wears. Not Uggs, but cheap look alikes. I swore I never would, but damnit they are comfy as sin and you know what? I have had less than 5 occasions […]

Skillet Brownies

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If you were to have the impression that I cook a lot, you would be right. And through all most of my experiments, recipes, failures, and success, Handsome sits and eats without saying a word. I ask if it was good, and he  may nod, or say yes, but there is rarely any excitement in his voice. After a while, you just come to terms with it. He wouldn’t care if I fed him macaroni and cheese for weeks on end, he would nod and say it was good (which may be something I considered for a while just to see […]

Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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There’s something appealing about a one dish meal (to be fair this one needs a pot of boiling water for the potatoes too…). Something magical about a skillet that can get tossed into the oven. And something quite spiffy about delicious hearty dinners at this time of year. Well, being honest, I don’t think there’s a time of year when I wouldn’t skip breakfast or lunch for a good dinner. When all of the above combine, we can take a bite of rosemary scented heaven and relax after a long day. This is the kind of dinner that could satisfy […]

Pan Seared Burgers – The “From Away” Burger

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I am a meatarian any which way you slice it. I’ll enthusiastically take a slab of beef over the worlds most tantalizing desserts every single time. I’m not sure how my parents programmed me to salivate over beef and not over candy but that’s just the way I’m wired – (For all I know I was rewarded for ringing a bell when I was first learning to crawl with jerky) and I get the impression I may not be alone. So, upon seeing the image of meat being ground to perfection and a tag line stating ‘grinding your own meat […]

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie brought to you by Cookie Monster

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Today is brought to you by the letter C. As in Cookie Giant Skillet Cookie. Mmm. Said in my best googly eyed Cookie Monster impression. I was watching last week’s Top Chef Allstars and was happy to see the Sesame Street characters on there. Not because I think that our Top Chefs skills aren’t far and above Sesame Street, but because I’m 99% sure it made some of them heroes to their children. It was also neat to see muppets making grown chefs in a serious competition laugh. Whether this says something about the direction of Top Chef or not, […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Skillet Lasagna

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Today was one of those days when you have to wonder what the heck is wrong with people. I witnessed a car accident, it was minor, but I figured I’d pull over and leave my number if the police needed another witness. Well, I was thanked for stopping by being told I would be punched in the face if I didn’t leave by the people in the car who hit the other. Wow, really? You failed to yield at a yield, nail a person and have the audacity to sit there and scream at them… The man who was hit […]